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06/02/24 Ding Ding TV: Asian American Pacific Islander Event in May

June 03, 2024 3:43 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

Honorees from different segments of the Asian Pacific community were honored.

The following is an excerpt from 06/02/24 Ding Ding TV:

By Gerrye Wong, CHCP Co-Founder and Trustee

Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents District 17 in California, held a fireside chat event recently in Cupertino’s Quinlan Center in celebration of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In recognition of community dedicated efforts, he gathered members of the different communities at a reception event for all to gather to reflect on our significant progress, look towards the future, and honor members of the community. 

Highlight of the afternoon event was Congressman Khanna awarding citations in recognition for the honorees' commitment in promoting cultural stewardship and for outstanding and invaluable services to the community.

Gerrye Wong and Leianne LambThird generation Chinese American [and CHCP member], Leianne Lamb has always been passionate about celebrating Asian American culture and advocating for AAPI representation through the arts. Currently she is the Board Chairperson and Executive Director of Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS) in San Jose, an organization dedicated to promoting AANHPI theater, film, and music as well as showcasing emerging artists. She served on the Boards of San Jose Taiko and a social justice organization focused on protecting seniors in SF Chinatown during anti-Asian hate times.  Many of her CATS Board members were in the audience applauding her honoree award.

Congressman Ro Khanna, Gerrye Wong, and CA Assemblyman Alex LeeI was honored to be among Congressman Khanna’s noted community citizens. He cited my work in co-founding the Chi Am Circle, a 55-year-old organization of Asian American women in Santa Clara County, and the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project, which under my leadership built the Chinese American Historical Museum at History Park San Jose and gifted it to the city of San Jose in 1991 as a token of friendship from the Chinese community. Khanna acknowledged my Board positions on the Chinese Historical Society of America, the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and the Self Help for the Elderly, where my passion was instrumental in helping establish museums highlighting Chinese American history, as well as serving the needs of the Asian senior communities.

For more information:  Read the full 06/02/24 Ding Ding TV press release.

Watch clips of the event, courtesy of Ding Ding TV:

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